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Bharat Kumar Reddy Poluri wins 3rd Marvel Rating Open 2024

by Shahid Ahmed - 20/05/2024

Bharat Kumar Reddy Poluri and Srujan Keerthan Solleti scored an unbeaten 8/9 each at 3rd Marvel Rating Open 2024. Bharat won the tournament due to better tie-breaks, Srujan secured second place. Four players - FM Md. Imran, Kushal O, FM J Ramakrishna and Majhi Fakir scored 7.5/9 each. They were placed third to sixth respectively. The total prize fund of the tournament was ₹600000. The top three prizes were ₹75000, ₹50000 and ₹40000 along with a trophy each. The five-day rating tournament was organized by B Rajashekar at Johnson Grammar School in Hyderabad, Telangana from 1st to 5th May 2024. This is Bharat's first rating and seventh overall tournament triumph of the year. Photos: Marvel Chess Academy

Top two score an unbeaten 8/9

Bharat Kumar Reddy Poluri was the sole leader 7.5/8 heading into the final round. Four players - Arvind Iyer, FM Md. Imran, Srujan Keerthan Solletti and Sharanya Gade were in pursuit at 7/8 each. Bharat drew with Imran to become the champion, Imran third. Srujan defeated Sharanya to finish second. Sharanya became the sole female player to make a top ten finish. She scored 7/9 to finish eighth, ahead of the top seed - GM Saptarshi RoyChowdhury.

Champion - Bharat Kumar Reddy Poluri 8/9

Runner-up - Srujan Keerthan Soletti 8/9

Second Runner-up - Md. Imran 7.5/9

Top 3 (L to R): 3rd Md. Imran 7.5/9, 1st Bharat Kumar Reddy Poluri 8/9 and 2nd Srujan Keerthan Solleti 8/9

Bharat Kumar Reddy Poluri scored an unbeaten 8/9 and increased his Elo rating by 10.6 points

Bharat Kumar Reddy Poluri before one of his games

Players in action

The tournament hall at Johnson Grammar School in Hyderabad, Telangana

A total of 362 players including a GM took part from all over the country, one from Kenya and USA each in this five-day nine round Rating Open tournament. It was organized by B Rajashekar at Johnson Grammar School in Hyderabad, Telangana from 1st to 5th May 2024. The time control of the event was 90 minutes + 30 seconds increment per move.

Final standings

Rk.SNo NameTypsexGrFEDRtgClub/CityPts. TB1  TB2  TB3  TB4  TB5 
Bharat Kumar Reddy PoluriIND2190TG8545952,0007
Srujan Keerthan SollettiIND1882TG8505548,2507
FMMd ImranU15IND2184AP7,5535746,0006
Kushal OIND2210AP7,54952,542,7507
FMRamakrishna J.IND2005UBI7,5454939,7507
Majhi FakirIND1770OR7,54448,540,5007
ACMIyer ArvindIND1898MH752,55741,7506
AIMGade SharanyaF15wIND1790TG752,55741,0007
GMRoy Chowdhury SaptarshiIND2249RSPB7525742,5006
Kolla BhaavanU13IND1833AP751,555,541,5005
Swarna NihalU15IND1957AP749,55440,5007
Mokshith PasupuletyU15IND1740TG7485238,5006
AFMManiar HridayU13IND1665MH747,55036,5006
AFMYashvi JainF15wIND1817TG744,54938,0007
Tijil SinghIND1697TG6,554,559,540,7505
Aarit KapilU09IND1811DL6,552,55638,2505
Arnav Mahesh KoliU15IND1842MH6,55054,535,7506
AGMKaryasheel PIND1697TG6,54953,537,7504
Challa SaharshaU13IND1797TG6,54953,536,5006
Madhesh Kumar SU13IND1862PY6,548,552,534,0006
AIMBanik Hrishikesh KumarU15IND1869WB6,547,552,537,2504
AIMRavi Krishna GIND1841TG6,547,55236,2504
Suresh DuvvalaIND1783TG6,547,55234,5006
Thanga Manickam MIND1783TN6,547,55134,7506
Druvesh DondapatiU15IND1776AP6,5475135,7505


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